Sepia Saturday

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Inspired by the prompt above, I went hunting for scenes with snow.

First I found some interesting stereoscope images at the Library of Congress site.

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circa 1888

snow stereo 2

1862, true sepia

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Here’s a scene of snow in Jerusalem

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1898

snow whitehouse

Washington, 1939

man in snow

Is this his igloo? Circa 1919

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Poem of the Week

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A Dust of Snow

by Robert Frost

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

 

Bonus Poem:

via A Single English Teacher’s Lament

This poem rings true for so many teachers, especially this time of the semester.

I Saw Sunday

Here’s a new meme: I Saw Sunday

So, what did you see this week?

One thing or a whole list! – Words or photos or both!

Share it here with us.

The Rules

1. Write your post on your blog and include a link back to I Saw Sunday.
2. Leave the link to your post in the Mr Linky widget so we can find you.
3. Leave a comment after linking so that I know you have been here.
4. Please be sure to visit the other participants and share what they saw.

This week was full of noteworthy “sightings.”

If reading can be considered “seeing,” and I think it can, then I’d like to mention My Ántonia by Willa Cather. The writing’s superb and the descriptions and plotting make me wish I could write so well. The same’s true for Anthony Powell‘s A Dance to the Music of Time. How he describes social situations and how we size up the people around us. Excellent! Both books are showing me how to write.

I also saw Joyful Noise, but while the music was good, the story needed work. Rather hackneyed.

On Thursday I delighted in watching the snow accumulate.

 

“Slow down and take the time to really see. Take a moment to see what is going on around you right now, right where you are. You may be missing something wonderful.”
– J. Michael Thomas